The Shared Learning Collaborative

Location: F151 Level: Novice
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The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) is building a set of shared technology services that will allow states and school districts to connect student data and education materials that currently exist in different formats and locations. This session will provide attendees with the latest updates on the SLC technology and the effort to offer personalized education for every K-12 student. If you are creating K-12 digital products and online services, this session will help you learn how to interface with the SLC technology and accelerate deployment of your technologies into SLC pilot states. The SLC team will provide an overview of the developing technology, including the technical specifications, data store, APIs and SDK, and address participant questions.

Sharren Bates

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sharren Bates co-leads the Gates Foundation’s work on data and content interoperability, building on the success of the widespread state adoption of the Common Core State Standards. She has worked at the intersection of education policy and technology for the past five years in federal and district roles. Most recently, she spent time at the FCC working on the education chapter of the National Broadband Plan. Previously, she led the ARIS team at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), where she launched an integrated data reporting and collaboration system for the city’s 90,000 teachers and 800,000 parents. Before joining the NYCDOE, Sharren spent 10 years leading product and project management teams building online solutions for companies like Verizon, KPMG and The Grow Network/McGraw Hill.


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